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Psychiatrist in NYC: Medication + Therapy - Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Couples Therapy


Dr. Vijal Parikh – Psychiatrist

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As a licensed medical doctor and practicing psychiatrist, I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of mental conditions. As an osteopathic physician, my philosophy incorporates a complete integration of the mind and the body. For instance, my training both in psychopharmacology (medication) and psychotherapy (talk therapy), helps me incorporate both treatment modalities in my practice. This approach also relates to work I do in public mental health where I am also a consulting psychiatrist for ThriveNYC – Mental Health Service Corps. Prior to joining MHSC, I was providing mental health care to the homeless, severely mentally ill and LGBTQ+ at risk youth.

An accurate diagnosis starts with a thorough and thoughtful analysis of everything that might contribute to the well being of the individual. Working in an integrated approach, I pay careful attention to an individual’s mental state, as well as their physical health, genetic history and analysis of their upbringing, family life, socio-cultural factors – all of which can bring on certain feelings and symptoms which I work through, collaborating with my patients in session.

My education began in neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University. I received my medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed my fellowship training in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center after finishing four years of adult psychiatry residency.

On a personal note, my passion for art, design, and music leads me around the city and around the world.


I see individuals, couples and families for sessions with medication treatment alone or medication plus therapy. If you are already in treatment with another therapist, I can work closely with them regarding an individual medication plan that works for you. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ADHD

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Data Visualization of levels tracked in treatment of medications and therapy for depression anxiety and ADHD levelsData Visualization of screeners tracked in treatment for depression anxiety and ADHD levels (GAD, ASRS and PHQ) used for therapy and medication management
Map showing where the Psychiatry Practice is located. In NYC – Union Square, Manhattan – Near Gramercy Park, Flatiron, Chelsea, Murray Hill, NoMad

Located in NYC – Union Square, Manhattan – Near Gramercy Park, Flatiron, Chelsea, Murray Hill, NoMad


All visits are goal directed, remission focused, never rushed, evidence based collaborative and tailored to your symptoms and emotional state

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While treatment can be costly, I am a strong advocate for my patients and believe that my service will lead to better outcomes with quicker recovery times. Although I am not an in network provider on any insurance panels, I do however partner with Reimbursify and give a you superbill that can be submitted electronically to your insurance company for out out network reimbursement. The majority of individuals that I see have out-of-network benefits, many of which cover anywhere from 50-80% of the cost of the session.

  • Initial Visit
    90 min sessions
    for the first visit
    • full and thorough histoy
    • remission focused treatment
    • comprehensive medical review
  • Therapy Visit
    50 min sessions
    per visit
    • psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • CBT therapy offered
    • Treatment and goal focused
  • Medication Visit
    25 min sessions
    per visit
    • thorough medical review
    • novel treatments offered
    • genetic testing as needed

Contact Us

All initial visit requests are inquiry only and appointments will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking the appointment.